National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program

The purpose of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) is to help ensure the vitality and diversity of the scientific and engineering workforce of the United States. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) or in STEM education. The GRFP provides three years of support for the graduate education of individuals who have demonstrated their potential for significant research achievements in STEM or STEM education. NSF especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, veterans, and undergraduate seniors to apply.

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We strongly encourage all Department of Psychology graduate students to apply for an NSF GRFP in either their first or second year. The University is offering two courses to help with preparation:

- CPSY/PSY 8101-001 (1 credit): NSF Graduate Fellowship Proposal Writing Seminar. Elliott Hall N219. TuTh 9:15-10:15 a.m., 9/7/21 - 10/28/21. Instructor Megan Gunnar, faculty member in the Institute of Child Development.

- CLA 8000-001 (1.5 credits): Topics in Graduate Studies, Intro to Grant Writing. Classroom TBA. Tu 9:00-11:00 a.m., 9/7/21 - 10/19/21. Instructor Jude Mikal, Research Scientist in the School of Public Health.

Materials Shared By Previous NSF GRFP Recipients: